honorary degree

noun

: a degree given by a college or university to someone who is not a student but who has done something important

Examples of honorary degree in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web He was dropped from lucrative partnership deals with Adidas and Gap, and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago rescinded his honorary degree. Rishikesh Rajagopalan, CBS News, 10 Feb. 2024 In 2017, the university awarded Zuckerberg an honorary degree. Matt Egan, CNN, 29 Jan. 2024 And who has an honorary degree from the Parsons School of Design? Hannah Dailey, Billboard, 6 Oct. 2023 In May, Hanks added yet another accolade to his ever-growing pile — an honorary degree from Harvard. Erin Clack, Peoplemag, 13 Sep. 2023 The prince was the second choice to give the keynote address at Harvard University’s 350th anniversary celebration after its governing body refused to give President Ronald Reagan an honorary degree due to his educational policies. Kori Rumore, Chicago Tribune, 4 May 2023 He was awarded an honorary degree from the institution in 2009. Amanda Gokee, BostonGlobe.com, 21 July 2023 At the 125th Commencement ceremony on May 14, the Emmy and Tony Award-winning actress received the honorary degree. Mckinley Franklin, Variety, 15 May 2023 As part of commencement ceremonies this weekend, Columbia College Chicago is awarding an honorary degree to longtime Tribune theater critic Chris Jones. Doug George, Chicago Tribune, 12 May 2023

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“Honorary degree.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/honorary%20degree. Accessed 21 Apr. 2024.

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